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There's nothing wrong with having a different opinion. However being totally ignorant about something and then trying to entitle yourself to the roll of expert absolutely isn't allowed.
Last time I checked, your tag doesn't say Moderator so you don't get to tell anyone what is or isn't allowed. Again, get off it.....
K, that's enough guys.
Not interested in this petty bickering. Quit.
Further more (as others have pointed out) by learning your weapon skills you haven't learned the feel of a class at all. For instance a shortbow ranger has 3 possible builds which all change on traits/utilities. You can go direct damage (qz+signets and berserker armour) or condition damage (traps) or BM (signets+LR and tank/heal armour).
Same thing for a war. GS war is great for leveling. Signet war is awesome for leveling (you scale incredibly well with the starting talent that gives you prec/signet) but at high level signet wars are frowned upon since shouts/banners offer more team dps and thus more actual dps.
I can keep going but let's just conclude with saying that what you said (while it might be an opinion) was horribly wrong/misinformed. In comparison I could say that the bible says ufo's exist and mean it (and it can be my frigin opinion) but that doesn't mean that it's not wrong.
I'll use a quote to summarise how I feel.
"I can agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong"
TL;DR no you can't just join PvP and experience what a toon of lvl 80 can do.
you can either see the game as a shallow shit or you can actually play it and discover it. the choice is yours.
regardless of your choice, gw2 is far more than meets the eye.
OT: mesmer, thief or ranger but you won't find the answer until you understand that the basic mechanics/core of the game are different.
Last edited by almosthuman; 2013-02-09 at 03:20 AM.
Reporting in after the weekend as promised: Got to level 20 with the Ranger. Now, I was pleasantly surprised by a couple of things, firstly the animations on some of the Ranger attacks are brilliant (those where an animal spirit appears, e.g. Greatsword's 2 attack). Secondly, and for me, this is what sold it, is the attacks have kinda... two purposes e.g. a bow attack that dazes, stuns from behind, and makes the pet's next three attacks cause bleeding. Rather than "press this for more damage, but not as much damage as 2" that a lot of skills seem to be.
Pet AI was a bit crazy, but it was easy enough to control after getting used to it. Would be useful to be able to put the pet away in some situations.
Ranger seems to be the class for me, so I will stick with this for now. Thanks for the advice all. :-)
I'd recommend trying a thief as well. It's a _very_ versatile class/profession (anything from top dps glass cannon to you'll-never-catch-me!-Shadow Arts/Acrobatics builds, a thief can be extremely hard to kill if specced and geared that way) that is currently rather underplayed, probably because it's not the easiest profession to play, but a well played thief is deadly and a major boost to dungeon groups, as well as the best "roamer" for solo play in pvp. You might find, as a ranger, that you're not that sought after in dungeon groups, because rangers don't really bring much to group, and their "DPS" isn't on the same level as warrior/guardian/mesmer/thief.
Oh and Thiefs also have a skill granting a passive +25% movement speed increase.
Just move on I am afraid...
Scroll up, gaines - you're too late.
Well I levelled a mesmer straight to 80 without stopping to play other classes. The great-sword interested me too at first but seeing as it's awful close-range I quickly changed to staff straight to 80. I always spammed clones and kept the chaos storm (actual name?) and radiation field when pulling two mobs to get things down quicker. I did see many other players doing greater damage than as but I still enjoyed the experience.
''The only true failure is when you stop trying''.
I wish the combat mechanics were more fun I am the type that can make up my own objectives. But the combat just puts me to sleep.
So last night I was in Queensdale doing the Behemoth event and met this fellow that had just started playing the game a couple weeks ago. We ran the jp together after the event and I showed him where the extra chest was.
We got to chatting and he told me how he brought his whole guild over from WoW. He said that raiding had just fallen apart and they were sick to death of it. He said (and I quote) "Screw raiding".
I wish you coulda been there, gaines. I really really do
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And before somebody else says "why make it about me" again I am just responding here.